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Comment Re:I just saw one for $115 (Score 1) 52

The Lidar Lite v2 is pretty wicked. The v1 was selling for 89 dollars a while back. I was going to get one for one of my multirotors but decided to wait for the code to mature a little. Then the V2 came out and I was going to get one of these but am holding off for the code to mature [I use APM:Pilot] a bit more. But now I may wait until 2025 [NOT] for this to come out and by then the code should be well mature :)

I am still thinking about getting a v2 in the next month or so :) Maybe if I am lucky the price will come down a little as well.

Comment Re:Why would this be bad? (Score 1) 90

>> run-of-the-mill evil company run by rotten people

I didn't realize Symantec or Trend micros were a good companies run by nice people. Maybe McAfee could be a character witness for them. :)

>> how could you possibly trust them to protect you?

If a "security" company doesn't have the technical expertise to figure out the difference between real and fake viruses (as it seems a number of these companies couldn't), I'm not sure how much protection they're offering anyway. I guess I'd rather watch the egress traffic from the software of the the technically-savvy company than sleep knowing I got my AV software from the brightly-colored company who bought me a steak dinner at the conference.

There is no McAfee any longer. It is now Intel Security.

I actually find Bitdefender Free to be a better alternative to Micrososft's free package. It's about as light weight and finds stuff MS's misses. And it's free.

Comment Re: idiots (Score 2) 120

I actually like my Lumia 520. Not because it's safer but because it's not android or ios. I don't care about apps because I really don't use them. I just care that it makes phone calls without dropping and text messages work. Bonus is it is running Windows 10 pretty well for such a cheap phone. All wins to me.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 272

As a multirotor flyer myself I would say we are everywhere. The thing is, "most" of us fly responsibly and in areas that do not encroach on non-flyers properties. The reason you never see us is because we aren't out to spy on you. We aren't out to cause damage. We are out to have a good time, either alone or in groups. You know pretty much like any other fun past time. It's the fucking idiots who cause all issues. The few who don't care about others. The few who buy these ready to fly kits and have absolutely no business flying these things in places they have no business flying them. I live in a pretty backwards area of the US and I am surprised all the time by the number of peeps who fly multirotors down here. But even I have never just seen one flying out of the blue.

Comment Re:More Republican corporate welfare (Score 2, Insightful) 248

Well for one thing Helium-3

Pretty sure that would pay for itself pretty quickly. Instead of mining near earth asteriods I would think that starting on the moon and then launching from the moon to anywhere else would be the way to go forward.

Comment Re:Still too much (Score 2) 114

Agreed but to be honest I get maybe 1 or 2 junk mails in my Outlook inbox every couple of months or so. I have pretty much forgotten the days where I'd get 100's a day. I've forgotten that it was even an issue to be honest. I just don't see them anymore as I send all my email through my primary email to my gmail and finally to my outlook and they just aren't there anymore. Primary filters, gmail filters, and outlook just doesn't see them, I'm pretty much shocked when one does get through lol.

Comment Re:and you better stop using Kodi Pirate feeds too (Score 1) 84

I guess you don't like in a place where they have:
1. Switched Digital Video
2. DRM EVERY show and lock it to the PC into which it was recorded

I personally LOVE my Media Center based PC using a Centon 4 channel Tuner with a Cable Card that I have used for about 6 or so years now but would LOVE to be able to use something else if it would work with my Tuner and Cable card setup. But there is NOT.

Comment This is as ignorant as they come. (Score 4, Informative) 164

So only multirotors are in the sights. What about Fixed Wing [airplanes/jets/etc], they can do pretty much the exact same thing as Multirotors [I REFUSE to call MRs Drones as drone kill people, no multirotor has so far killed anyone!] And what about Helicopters. Again can do the same as pretty much any Multirotor except they HAVE killed people and yet no mention of them.

The problem is not the technology, it's the idiots who go buy a DJI with 0 idea of what they are doing and lose control and fly in places they should not.

The media then plays on the fears of the average joe who doesn't know the difference between a "Drone" after seeing images like this
preditor drone and this Multirotor

I build multirotors for people all the time, I fly them all the time, and I have yet to hurt anyone or anything other than the multirotor itself.

Comment Re:What can *we* do? Serious! (Score 1) 145

What democracy? In a democracy, you have a say. Here, you weren't even supposed to know about it for a minimum of 5 years after it took effect. Secret laws and all that.

We in the US have NEVER been a democracy.

We are a republic.

Remember in school when we had to say the Pledge of Allegiance?

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands"

Comment Re:No media center? Windows 10 is DEAD to me... (Score 2) 468

Does it record from my Ceton HD quad tuner with cable card? [and yes all of our channels are drm/encrypted]
Does its TV Guide no longer suck?

When it can do those 2 simple things 1/2 as well as MediaCenter then maybe I'd consider using XMBC again, but until then MediaCenter is my go to software running on my media center machine.

I've got a bad feeling about this.